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The Variant Effect (Variant Effect Series #1)
     

The Variant Effect (Variant Effect Series #1)

3.7 99
by G. Wells Taylor
 
The old furrier building in a rundown part of Metro was the perfect place to find a body, and Joe Borland knew they wouldn't have dragged him out of retirement to see it if something hadn't eaten its skin. It's been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect, and twenty since he let his partner get skinned alive. Now both of them are ordered back into

Overview

The old furrier building in a rundown part of Metro was the perfect place to find a body, and Joe Borland knew they wouldn't have dragged him out of retirement to see it if something hadn't eaten its skin. It's been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect, and twenty since he let his partner get skinned alive. Now both of them are ordered back into action to meet the new threat.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011052255
Publisher:
G. Wells Taylor
Publication date:
06/14/2010
Series:
Variant Effect Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
298,028
File size:
577 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

G. WELLS TAYLOR is currently promoting the Variant Effect: MADHOUSE 1 - Ziploc City and preparing The Variant Effect: MADHOUSE 2 - Gas Light for an October 2017 release. G. Wells Taylor was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1962, but spent most of his early life north of there in Owen Sound where he went on to study Design Arts at a local college. He later traveled to North Bay, Ontario to complete Canadore College’s Journalism program before receiving a degree in English from Nipissing University. Taylor worked as a freelance writer for small market newspapers and later wrote, designed and edited for several Canadian niche magazines. He joined the digital publishing revolution early with an eBook version of his first novel When Graveyards Yawn that has been available online since 2000. Taylor published and edited the Wildclown Chronicle e-zine from 2001-2003 that showcased his novels, book trailer animations and illustrations, short story writing and book reviews alongside titles from other up-and-coming horror, fantasy and science fiction writers. Still based in Canada, Taylor continues with his publishing plans that include additions to the Wildclown Mysteries and sequels to the popular Variant Effect series.

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Variant Effect 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
rafalweb More than 1 year ago
A very interesting concept.....medication, that is supposed to cure all mental ills, eventually becomes the catalyst for worldwide disaster. Those who took this medicine returned to their old psychological ills to murderous degrees after the drug was banned. The book is very gory, but quite the page turner all the way up till just before the end. The climax of the book seemed a bit silly to me given how the rest of the book turned out, but that's just me. Overall, a very entertaining, if often stomach turning read.
NocturneKing More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book a few hours ago and enjoyed it very much,I wouldn't say that it is a great book, But in my opinion it is a Good book and Definitely worth Downloading and Reading for those who are into Horror/Thriller books..I do not want to give any of the story away but think of this as a sort of 28 Days later with twists and you should enjoy.
EBR More than 1 year ago
The Variant Effect is intense - a really scary idea. Great characters push this horror/science fiction story to a heart-stopping finale! Wow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but i felt as if i was starting the book in the middle. Some things never made sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. Novel idea, decent characters, more than 500 pages, and free to boot! The only two issues I had; one, this novel was a bit heavy on the gory graphics; two, the author used only a few adjectives to describe those caught up in the variant effect, and they were used REPETATIVLY. Otherwise, thanks!
shadedshadow More than 1 year ago
The way the world fell into this Variant Effect was the best possible way it could have. It's not the traditional radiation/experiment zombie, but something more psychological and down to Earth. This gave me the creeps and I love the characters! It left me hungry for more. What happens tomorrow? Does the contamination get outside of this area? I don't see how it couldn't. And the characters! OMG! Plot twists that threw me down, I just didn't see some of it coming and other things I was yelling at the book having saw it coming (kind of like I was watching it on TV, LOL). This would be a GREAT movie!!! I really just wish I could get a hard copy. It's just a perfectly creepy thought, to take Prozac and then years later have the side effects show up! Great read! A bit slow to start for me because I'm not into detective books much but when it got going (which was quick) it really got going!
Gypsy4life More than 1 year ago
This is a weird tale-full of horror possibilities it does entertain till the end. Great-no but a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book when you got nothing better to do. A few missing pieces in time frame. Pay close attention or you will get lost. All in all I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An imaginative story with good characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little slow and confusing in parts. I felt like some of the story was missing. Otherwise,I found it to be a semi enjoyable read.
JoeB61 More than 1 year ago
The concept of the story  was very good.  However, I found his writing style a little confusing at times and hard to follow.  
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Entertaining.
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Edge of your seat suspenseful story! I just wish it was something more palatable--pretty gruesome in parts.
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After the first chapter, I almost gave up on this book. I don't like zombies. But in chapter two...things started to be explained. A drug company that introduces a drug into the environment without proper testing, a true medical condition is exacerbated (no walking corpses, like zombies!), and a government coverup op starts, again. Writing is excellent, only allowing parts of the whole story to come out at a time. It is writtern in layers; more is going on all the time than what you are told. Unpredictable and suspenseful with enough dry wit thrown in to keep it from building too fast. The man's hernias¿if you've never had to live with a couple, you'd be surprised how much it interfers with you life! Good read...off to get the sequel now.